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Offline antiquerose123

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PW -- Signed ?? CGZ, or CAZ ?? Help...
« on: August 22, 2011, 04:42:39 AM »
 :hi:

This is the last PW that I bought from the UK lady that lives here now.  Three PW's, and the Three Mushrooms for a total of 6 from her......for $60 CAD.

Anyways, I think this is signed.  It looks like CGZ, or CAZ to me.  I have tried googling those initials but I am not coming up with anything, so I am not sure IF I have the initials right ??  I had some thoughts (http://serve.mysmiley.net/confused/confused0091.gif)  but if they were what I thought it was --  then why nothing was coming up on Google.  So I will put this out to you folks -- my head hurts  :ho:



Thanks as Always....  :kissy:
:fwr: Rose
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Re: PW -- Signed ?? CGZ, or CAZ ?? Help...
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 08:11:39 AM »
CG = Caithness Glass 2 = second
It's not a familiar design to me, at least not in that shape, which might mean it was a design trial sold in the factory shop. I'm sure someone will put me right if I'm wrong about the latter bit.


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Re: PW -- Signed ?? CGZ, or CAZ ?? Help...
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 08:14:14 AM »
Hi Rose,

It is CG2 which stands for Caithness Glass second quality. It is a nice weight especially (for $10 CAD). Caithness second does not necessarily mean that the weight was sub-standard, it may have been experiment that was not produced/adopted. The Caithness specialists (which I am not) will look at the 'Bible' (which I do not have at hand at the moment) and tell you which weight it resembles/is meant to be.

SophieB

PS: Oups! Lustrousstone has already replied! Sorry!


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Re: PW -- Signed ?? CGZ, or CAZ ?? Help...
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 11:55:57 AM »
It looks like a moonflower except that they are usually round and not egg shaped.


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Re: PW -- Signed ?? CGZ, or CAZ ?? Help...
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 02:32:21 PM »
DUH to me  :ho:

I thought the Z looked like a 2.  The initials of CG, I did think of Caithness -- but when I goolgled CGZ I would get nothing.  So Gee, this is Caithness too  :thup:  .  That is good right?  It still looks well made, and being a second makes it rarer, or not -- or what.  I am new to this as with these purchases -- they are my very First Caithness PW here.............totally.

Never had handled one before..

** Also, I asked a question in the one PW that has the *bubble Circle* in it too.  See that post.



Wow...this is interesting!!
:fwr: Rose
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Re: PW -- Signed ?? CGZ, or CAZ ?? Help...
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 10:14:23 PM »
Hi Rose,

You may want to have a look at this Caithness paperweight as it looks very similar to the one you posted here. Accorded to the description in it called Moonbeam (see below)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-CAITHNESS-GLASS-PAPERWEIGHT-B39972-MOONBEAM-/300589975452?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item45fc8f079c#ht_500wt_1156

SophieB


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Re: PW -- Signed ?? CGZ, or CAZ ?? Help...
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 01:01:27 PM »
  Hello Rose, regarding CG seconds, I have one and actually like it very much. A caithness "fleur" which are supposed to be either blue, pink or violet in a swirl it seems, but take a look at this one, not correct to design but still nice. Regards Roger.


 

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